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Leonid Gaidai

1923 - 1993

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Leonid Iovich Gaidai (Russian: Леони́д Ио́вич Гайда́й; 30 January 1923 – 19 November 1993) was a Soviet and Russian comedy film director, screenwriter and actor who enjoyed immense popularity and broad public recognition in the former Soviet Union. His films broke theatre attendance records and were some of the top-selling DVDs in Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonid Gaidai has received more than 184,913 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Leonid Gaidai is the 258th most popular film director (up from 278th in 2019), the 499th most popular biography from Russia (up from 518th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Leonid Gaidai ranks 258 out of 1,581Before him are Hideaki Anno, Robert Wiene, Joe D'Amato, Márta Mészáros, Gillo Pontecorvo, and Jean Epstein. After him are Tex Avery, Zack Snyder, Franklin J. Schaffner, Bigas Luna, Jean-Jacques Beineix, and John Schlesinger.

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Among people born in 1923, Leonid Gaidai ranks 71Before him are Chaleo Yoovidhya, Victoria de los Ángeles, Norman Mailer, Reinhart Koselleck, Richard Avedon, and Lloyd Shapley. After him are Ernest Mandel, André Gorz, Sergey Akhromeyev, Hwang Jang-yop, Koji Miyata, and Antony Flew. Among people deceased in 1993, Leonid Gaidai ranks 50Before him are Jimmy Doolittle, Horia Sima, River Phoenix, Don Ameche, Lucia Popp, and Stewart Granger. After him are Léo Ferré, Kakuei Tanaka, Eddie Constantine, Helen Hayes, Bruno Pontecorvo, and Matthew Ridgway.

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Among people born in Russia, Leonid Gaidai ranks 499 out of 3,262Before him are Sacha Guitry (1885), Viktor Belenko (1947), Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917), Maria Spiridonova (1884), and Ivan Maisky (1884). After him are Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847), Dmitry Muratov (1961), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Gavrila Derzhavin (1743), Rodion Shchedrin (1932), and Mikhail Alekseyev (1857).


Among film directors born in Russia, Leonid Gaidai ranks 7Before him are Andrei Tarkovsky (1932), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893), and Lev Kuleshov (1899). After him are Eldar Ryazanov (1927), Elem Klimov (1933), Ladislas Starevich (1882), Yuri Norstein (1941), Alexander Sokurov (1951), and Grigori Aleksandrov (1903).